Guided tour: Set in stone - mini van from Lysekil to Härnäset

Guided tour by car - 4.5 hours. Visit to quarries and workers dwellings in Rixö and Härnäset and to the rock carvings in Backa.  Learn more about stone workers lives and working conditions, "Hitler Stones", Bronze Age cult and petroglyphs.

Set in stone - guided CAR tour, from Lysekil to Härnäset

 

"HUGGET I STEN"

Visit the lodgings and the community centres that evolved arond the quarries and work places of the stone masons and stone cutters of Rixö and Fågelviken. One hundred years ago half of the population had their income from the granit industry.

 

Culture, Industry, labor history and human stories

 

One hundred years of world events are mirrored thru the perspective of Bohuslän stone workers: the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, Hitler and modern stone industry.

 

Optional stop for approx 45 minutes at The Cobbler (aka Shoemaker) and other petroglyphs along the "Via Sacra/Holy Road of petroglyphs" in Backa, Brastad.

And the beautiful scenery will be an integral part of the tour...

Learn more about the granite, herring and sea that all radically reshaped the landscape of Bohuslän.

 

Highlights

  • - Quarries and "bolagshus"
  • - Environmental issues and "Hitler Stone"
  • - Bronze Age Cult and "workers' riots"

Route

  1. Lysekil